Somerset Community Foundation’s (SCF) award-winning Surviving Winter appeal has almost reached its target and is now standing at £97,000. With just £3,000 to raise before reaching their target of £100,000, SCF’s CEO Justin Sargent urges people to donate: “We’ve had an absolutely fantastic Surviving Winter appeal this year, with early donations beating all our previous records, but there’s just a little way further to go. We really would love to be able to reach our target so that we can help 500 older people living in fuel poverty this year, so if you don’t want or need your Winter Fuel Payment – or if you would simply like to help by donating to the campaign – then please do.”
Living in fuel poverty can cause serious health problems including heart attacks, strokes and pneumonia, and on average, 330 older people die unnecessarily due to the cold in Somerset each year. A grant from Surviving Winter could make all the difference.
To donate some or all of your Winter Fuel Payment, or to make a donation of any size to the Surviving Winter appeal, please send a cheque made payable to Somerset Community Foundation (writing SW on the reverse), Yeoman House, Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN; or call 01749 344949; or you can donate online at: www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter
Gift Aid forms are available to download from the website or you can fill in the Surviving Winter Gift Aid Declaration Form when you post your cheque.
If you run a local community project and would like to find out more about grant funding, please call Somerset Community Foundation on: 01749 344949 or visit: www.somersetcf.org.uk